ArchiveNational headlines 1-26-21Herb Scribner·January 26, 2021· Share President Biden reverses Trump ban on transgender military service (Deseret News) – President Biden believes that gender identity should not be a bar to military service, and that America’s strength is found in its diversity. Biden tells CNN Trump’s impeachment trial ‘has to happen’ (CNN) – He also believes the outcome would be different if Trump had six months left in his term, but doesn’t think 17 Republican senators will vote to convict Trump. Trump sends a message to Senate Republicans ahead of his trial (Politico) – Who is he? A mob boss?? The ex-president could seek vengeance on GOP senators if they break with him on impeachment and vote to convict. U.S. and China will remain at odds under Biden as Beijing flexes on global stage, trade expert says (CNBC) – The U.S. and China had been growing apart before Donald Trump became president, and that trajectory will likely continue under President Joe Biden. McConnell renews call for filibuster to remain after 2 Democrats back it (NBC News) – After two Democratic senators voiced support for the longstanding filibuster rule, McConnell signaled a willingness to move forward. Janet Yellen confirmed as first female treasury secretary (The Guardian) She was confirmed on a 84-15 vote, with all no votes coming from Republicans. Sarah Sanders’ run for Arkansas governor to test value of ties to Trump (CNN) – The Arkansas race for governor will gauge how appealing Republican primary voters find personal connections to Trump and his presidency. Joe Biden says he is willing to adjust income thresholds for a fresh wave of stimulus payments in new relief package (Business Insider) – The remarks indicate Biden is willing to modify elements of his rescue package to garner GOP support. Watchdog to Examine Whether Justice Dept. Helped Trump Effort to Overturn Election (New York Times) – The inquiry was announced after revelations about a plot between Donald Trump and a top former department official to promote false claims of voter fraud by replacing the acting attorney general. Biden declines to tell Chicago teachers refusing to teach in-person to go back to work (Fox News) – “It’s not so much about the idea of teachers aren’t going to work. The teachers I know, they want to work,” he said. “They just want to work in a safe environment and…as safe as we can rationally make it. And we can do that.” Pets are back: Biden’s 2 dogs settle in at White House (Associated Press) – Major and Champ are the first pets to live at the executive mansion since the Obama administration.